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Original Continental 747-124 Fleet (1970-1974)  
User currently offlineDID747 From France, joined Apr 2005, 411 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3304 times:
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Hello,

In 1970 Continental started service from Chicago, to Denver then Los Angeles to Honolulu using 4 brand new B747-124.

it seems these planes were used to Florida too, but when exactly and what were the frequencies? any info?

Thanks for answers.

Kind regards DID747




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User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2263 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3049 times:

Quoting DID747 (Thread starter):
it seems these planes were used to Florida too, but when exactly and what were the frequencies? any info?

Continental did not have authority to serve Florida until 1976. If they visited Florida, it would have been on a charter.



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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2467 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3033 times:

Quoting WA707atMSP (Reply 1):
Continental did not have authority to serve Florida until 1976. If they visited Florida, it would have been on a charter.

Agreed. Here is their route map from October 31, 1971:

http://www.departedflights.com/CO103171.html



Boeing Flown: 701,702,703;717;720;721,722;731,732,733,734,735,737,738,739;741,742,743,744,747SP;752,753;762,763;772,773.
User currently offlineDID747 From France, joined Apr 2005, 411 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2983 times:
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I read somewhere, but where, Continental flew to Orlando with the early 747-124. I will try to find.

WA707atMSP and Citationjet; do you know if they started Chicago-Denver-Los Angeles-Honolulu in 1970 or only Chicago-Los Angeles-Honolulu and they added Denver on the route later?

I thank you for your answers.

KR DID747



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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2467 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

Quoting DID747 (Reply 3):
Citationjet; do you know if they started Chicago-Denver-Los Angeles-Honolulu in 1970 or only Chicago-Los Angeles-Honolulu and they added Denver on the route later?

Don't know if DEN was started in 1970. Here is a link to the October 31, 1971 timetable that shows 747 service (bold flights) to LAX and ORD from DEN. Page 32 of the timetable says that bold indicates 747 service on at least one segment.

http://www.departedflights.com/CO103171p6.html

DID747, see the following thread. I believe you answered in Reply #20 the question you are now asking. You stated in Reply #20 that "The original route in 1970 was Chicago-Denver-Los-Angeles Honolulu ."


Continental's 747 Fleet (by mozart Feb 24 2010 in Civil Aviation)?threadid=4724732&searchid=4725447&s=continental+747#ID4725447

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[Edited 2010-09-27 08:52:53]


Boeing Flown: 701,702,703;717;720;721,722;731,732,733,734,735,737,738,739;741,742,743,744,747SP;752,753;762,763;772,773.
User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12592 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

I happen to have a 1971 OAG to hand and here are a few of the CO 747 flights

CO 617 LAX-DEN-ORD (FrSu only)
CO 602 HNL-LAX-DEN
CO 606 HNL-LAX-ORD
CO 615 ORD-DEN
CO 617/619 ORD-DEN

There may be a few more, but at this time of night, I can't find them!

I also recall reading some of the load factors for around this period; CO's LF for the 747 around this time was around the mid 30s! Great for passengers ... less good for airlines. Other 747 operators like DL and NW fared little better.


User currently offlineDID747 From France, joined Apr 2005, 411 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2329 times:
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Many thanks KAITAK,

very interresting, if you find the others...

thank you very much for your help.

KR DID747



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